The hottest and most massive stars don’t live long enough to disperse throughout the galaxy. Instead, they can be found near the clouds of gas and dust where they formed — and where they will explode as supernovae after a few million years. They huddle in tight clusters with other young stars or in looser [...]
The Mars Microrover Telecommunications Team focuses on the telecommunications aspects of the Sojourner rover from the Mars Pathfinder Mission. Their website details the wireless radio communications system used. The team also posted some pictures of rover concept vehicles. The primary function of Sojourner was to demonstrate that small rovers can actually operate on Mars. It [...]
NASA has released a new educational game with an air traffic control theme for Apple iPhone and iPad devices. The Sector 33 application is designed to challenge students in middle school and above to use basic math and problem-solving skills.An Android version of the app is in development and will be made available in the [...]
A recent University study found that quasicrystals, a form of rock previously thought not to form in nature, actually originate from outer space. In 2009, quasicrystals were discovered in mineral samples from the Koryak Mountains of eastern Russia, a press release states. This finding by Luca Bindi and his team from the University of Florence, [...]
G-Form, a company well known for delivering extreme electronics cases and athletic pads, launched an iPad clad solely in the company’s 6oz Extreme Edge case into outer space and then let it free-fall back to Earth. The video, who some have claimed is a fake, has garnered over 2,000,000 views as of this posting.
Wish I could drink like this at school during lunch! Watch this astronaut drink coffee from a special cup. The shape of the cup, which looks like an airplane wing, lets the astronaut take a drink in space. The fluid actually rises up as he drinks from the zero-gravity cup.
The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System’s innermost planet. This spectacular image contains the crater Apollodorus and some of the Pantheon Fossae structure, a complex system of extensional troughs located [...]